The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the approval of a new $66-million relief operation to assist hundreds of thousands of Central Americans hard-hit by recent droughts and crop failures.
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan mourned the death today of United States Senator Paul Wellstone in a plane crash over Minnesota, remembering him as a “profoundly decent” man and a friend of the UN.
The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today condemned the forced displacement of some 800 indigenous people following threats by the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
To help countries cope with increasing numbers of displaced Colombians, the UN refugee agency has released a set of guidelines recommending that governments and advocates consider Colombia’s deteriorating situation when examining asylum claims by those who have fled the country.
Reacting to the recent repeal of a sentence for the murder of Guatemalan human rights activist Monsignor Juan José Gerardi Conedera, the United Nations has urged that those responsible be brought to justice without delay.
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, today said the engagement of his former school, Macalester College, withthe international community debunks the myth that Americans are insularand have no interest or understanding of other peoples and cultures.